By Tom Prosser Welsh football star Jess Fishlock says “It’s Heart-breaking to see the abuse aimed at female footballers who are playing purely for their love of the game”- this has led to The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government joining forces to tackling online hate towards girls and women. “Trying to put someone down because of something they love, is not big, smart or funny,” explains Fishlock, who is Wales’ most capped footballer. “I always say that people should think about how the person receiving the abuse could be affected before sharing and I’m glad to have worked with my Cymru teammates and the FAW to further educate others on what is and isn’t acceptable online."
Meirion Evans had to admit that you can’t win them all, although it speaks volumes for his driving ability and competitive nature that he feels slightly disappointed to have finished second on a rally in Ireland – beaten only by a former Irish Tarmac rally champion.
By Carl Field Seven artistic gymnasts have been selected to represent Wales at the Northern Europeans in Cardiff next month. Men’s National Coach Peter Haysham has named a full team of six – up from five when the event was last held in 2019 – and includes four of the team who won a silver medal in Iceland two years ago. Emil Barber (Swansea Gymnastics Centre), Brinn Bevan (South Essex), Joe Cemlyn-Jones (City of Birmingham) and Jacob Edwards (Olympus) return as they bid to go one better by grabbing team gold on home soil.
Olympic 1500m finalist Jake Heyward has been speaking about his Tokyo Games experience whilst on a visit back to his home city of Cardiff. Now based in Oregon, Hayward was an interested spectator at the Cardiff Cross Challenge held at Llandaff Fields, where he has twice won the under-20 title.
By Owen Morgan The Cardiff Cross Challenge lived up to its new status as a World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold standard event with thrilling finishes in top quality senior men's and women's races. Charlotte Arter retained her title ahead of Cardiff team-mate Jenny Nesbitt, while Derby's Hugo Milner produced a blistering time to win the men's race. The sun came out to celebrate the event's elevation to global standard and training partners Arter and Nesbitt rose to the occasion in the most un-cross country-like warm conditions.
By Steffan Thomas Wayne Pivac believes more exiles will follow Thomas Young’s lead and return to Welsh rugby. Despite having only three test caps to his name Wasps back-row star Young was named in the Wales squad for this autumn's tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, and Australia after signing a contract to join Cardiff Rugby next season. And Pivac is confident the likes of Leicester’s Tommy Reffell, Bristol’s Callum Sheedy, Bath’s Taulupe Faletau, and Gloucester’s Louis Rees-Zammit will eventually join a Welsh region in the near future.
By Lucy Rees Egyptian Tarek Momen has defeated Welshman Joel Makin to reach his first U.S. Open final. Makin beat defending champion, Egyptian Ali Farag, in the quarter-finals but wasn't able to defeat Tarek Momen, battling an 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8 victory. Momen said: “He’s unreal, he never gives up, it’s one of... Read More
‘Squash on Fire’ sums up the Welsh performance at the World Team Championships in Washington, USA. Wales startled and stunned the World of squash with the sheer ferocity, passion, power and quality of their challenge at the newly opened and aptly named Squash on Fire centre. The four-man Welsh squad swept aside... Read More
Welsh Wizards launch their 2019-20 Premier Squash League season when they play Warwick away tonight (Tuesday). Spanish ace Edmon Lopez, a 23-year-old from Barcelona, leads the Wizards team and will play Mumbai-born Mahesh Mangaonkar and that looks certain to be close and fiercely contested. Mangaonkar is ranked 54 in the World, five... Read More
Newtown Dragons and Maesteg were big winners during the annual Welsh Squash Awards in Cardiff. More than 120 people from throughout Wales attended the Angel Hotel and Dragons were named club of the year, while two Maesteg members won trophies. Michael Moseley is volunteer of the year, while Sally Davis received coach... Read More
Former European Junior champion Patrick Rooney is the new Llantrisant Open squash champion. Rooney, aged 22 and from St Helen’s, defeated top seed Nathan Lake in his semi-final and then lifted the trophy thanks to a 3-2 victory against Tom Ford in the PSA Satellite tournament. Worcester-born Ford battled through two fiercely... Read More
Peter Creed sent No 4 seed Alan Clyne crashing out of the Irish Open after an epic 90-minute quarter-final battle in Dublin. The Caerphilly-born player triumphed 11-7 in the final game of his last eight tie at the Fitzwilliam LTC in the $18,000 tournament. Creed, seeded six for the event, took the... Read More